- FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community Updated: May-02-16 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.
- 2 reservation hospitals agree to quality-of-care changes Updated: May-01-16 7:50 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Two government-run hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep receiving crucial federal funding after agreeing to undertake significant measures to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
- Gathering seeks ways to improve health of Detroit residents Updated: May-01-16 5:09 pm
DETROIT - Health problems that disproportionally affect Detroit residents are the focus of a gathering at Wayne State University.
- FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers Updated: Apr-29-16 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents.
- Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with a pill? Updated: Apr-29-16 12:22 pm
MIAMI - The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.
- South Dakota tribe sues feds over ER closure Updated: Apr-28-16 5:46 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Native American tribe in South Dakota sued the federal government Thursday over the nearly five-month closure of the only emergency room on its reservation.
- Governor says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program Updated: Apr-26-16 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is withdrawing from the federal government's refugee resettlement program over safety concerns, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday after taking what could be a largely symbolic action to show displeasure with President Barack Obama's administration.
- Muscular dystrophy drug falls short at high-stakes meeting Updated: Apr-25-16 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers voted against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy on Monday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics' drug, which has become a rallying point for patients and families affected by the deadly disease.
- Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban Updated: Apr-22-16 6:49 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk.
- Williamsburg psychiatric hospital loses Medicare funding Updated: Apr-22-16 12:26 pm
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Eastern State Hospital no longer has Medicare funding after a survey found it did not comply with requirements of participation for psychiatric hospitals.
- Legislature moves to repeal new law targeting abortion Updated: Apr-21-16 8:23 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature is moving to repeal a law just signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and another one he signed last year that target abortions and appear to be indefensible in court.
- Texas prison agency reviewing federal ban of execution drug Updated: Apr-20-16 3:23 pm
HOUSTON - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is refusing to back down from its decision to block the Texas prison system from importing a drug that could be used for capital punishment in the state that carries out the most executions in the nation.
- UnitedHealth to trim ACA exchanges to 'handful' of states Updated: Apr-19-16 3:52 pm
UnitedHealth's decision to slash its participation in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges shows how these still-new marketplaces remain unsettled heading toward their fourth year.
- FDA campaign takes aim at chewing tobacco use by rural teens Updated: Apr-19-16 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON - Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.
- Report: More infections from dirty scopes than estimated Updated: Apr-15-16 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON - At least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes - more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to figures released Friday.
- Illinois doctor accused of importing unapproved cancer drugs Updated: Apr-14-16 4:53 pm
CHICAGO - An Illinois doctor may lose her license for allegedly putting unknowing patients at risk by giving them cheap, imported cancer drugs in violation of federal law.
- States urge methadone clinic reporting to databases Updated: Apr-13-16 2:00 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia has joined 32 other states in urging federal health officials to let methadone clinics bypass a patient's permission in order to submit dispensing data to prescription drug monitoring databases.
- Birth control coverage bill dies in state Senate committee Updated: Apr-11-16 5:32 pm
DENVER - A bill intended to expand women's access to no-cost birth control options under the Affordable Care Act has failed in a state Senate committee.
- American doctors make new esophagus using stents and skin Updated: Apr-08-16 6:32 pm
LONDON - American doctors have made a new esophagus for a young man, using donated skin tissue and metal stents, in the latest example of scientists creating body parts in the lab to help patients with few other options.
- Trade group egged on FDA to act against vegan mayo Updated: Apr-07-16 1:25 pm
NEW YORK - Mayonnaise impostors, beware! An industry group is patrolling the grocery aisles.
- University of Missouri nursing school gets $20M for study Updated: Apr-06-16 1:38 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - The nursing school at the University of Missouri has received nearly $20 million in federal funds to expand research that has already reduced hospitalizations among nursing home residents in the St. Louis region.
- Subway posting calories nationally as regulation lags Updated: Apr-05-16 7:05 am
NEW YORK - Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.
- FDA OKs Descovy, Gilead Science's latest combo HIV pill Updated: Apr-04-16 7:33 pm
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Descovy, a combination HIV drug developed by biologic drugmaker Gilead Sciences.